Feeling Thankful

Today and always, I am thankful for the love of family and friends and the blessings they bring to my life. As well as my fellow bloggers and my readers. The easiest way to stay humble and appreciate what you have in life, is to be thankful and recognize the gift each day brings us,…

Vision Quest…The Power of Positivity

About 16 years ago, I stumbled upon a self-help book that changed my life.  Seriously.  I had already been on the path to emotional healing and well-being and had been spending my days between diaper changes, nursing, motherhood, school, and self-love.  I was at the book store looking for some books to read in my…

Finding Fairytales

I have a bone to pick with Charles Perrault and The Brothers Grimm.  Considering all three died centuries ago, that would be a proverbial bone.  You may or may not recognize the names.  Charles Perrault was a French writer, who most notably wrote Cinderella, and the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Jacob, wrote many children’s fables and…

Seeking Absolution; The Path of the Righteous

“There will always be someone who on their moral high ground, who feels that they know what is in your heart and what the “true intent” was in what you did, or said or should have done. For that you can plead your case until you are blue in the face and nothing will ever serve as justice. It will always be that bitter pill stuck in their throats, with all of the grand illusions and speculations.”

Fun After Fifty….The Second Coming

This year I have come reached some pretty significant milestones.  I turned 50 years young in March, I took my reproductive cycle full circle, and survived menopause.  How? I will never know, and I decided to get sober and make changes for my health and well being so I am around to see my children…

Shedding Myself…Seven Years New

“I can most assuredly tell you that this is so spot on for me at this moment, with the exception of physical prowess and vitality, which I plan on maintaining until I take my final breath! But the introspective reflection and taking stock comes into sharper view and I can tell you that I am really becoming quite adept at telling people how I truly feel and less likely to put up with the bullshit I use to take in my twenties and thirties. Susie don’t play that anymore, I can tell you that with brut honesty, no regrets, or apologies, and both fingers raised! I’ll let you decide which fingers!”

Gen-X…Where We Are Today

“Every generation feels that they did far better than the one before them, and that future generations are failing to conitnue what they started. Nothing infuriates me more when I hear people making excuses for other generation’s, many people claim that Millenials are the entitled generation, that they are lazy and don’t want to work hard, that they want to listen to rap music and smoke pot, and don’t want to excel. Funny thing is they said that about us Gen-X’ers and look how far we have come and what we have done in a few decades. Let us not seek to blame, that was the past, a disillusioned establishment, that wanted to point fingers and find fault, instead of getting off their collective asses and find solutions. We have the power for real change, we have the knowledge to do better now, because we know better now. We don’t have to bare the shame of what past genertions did, if we seek to learn from these mistakes, and we truly can be the change we want to see in our world. But change won’t come about at the hands of separatist views, skewed political ideals, religious and racial supremacy, or even righteous indignation.”

Requiem For a Life

“I think one of the reasons that people get stuck and become disenchanted with life is that they have a picture in their head of how life is supposed to be, not able to accept that life is crafted exactly the way it is supposed to be. We just can’t escape what we believed our lives would be. No one expects that you will get divorced, or that you will lose your dream job, but the reality is, these things happen. Maybe it’s not at all what you planned for, but the reality is that it happened, and I do believe that when things like this happen it is because something better is on the horizon and we are supposed to be on this path.”

Whose World is this Anyway?

“Slowly there is a paradigm shift. A universal recognition, that maybe things aren’t so black and white, male and female. A recognition that the gray areas are ok, and nothing has to be so defining and so clear-cut, that we can’t be unified and still be individuals.”

What Lucid Dreams Have Taught Me

“Lucid dreams have also allowed me to change patterns in dealing with people who have hurt me, and to whom I have had extended conflict with.  However, there is one area of my life that I have yet to let go of, and no matter how much I try, I find it very difficult to find closure with.  I have accepted that it will take me more time, but I would like to find resolution to this place within me that holds on to this hurt.  I know it is there for a reason, but in my journey thus far, I have been unable to relinquish the hurt from this traumatic event and I’m hoping to one day let this go.  None the less, I have been successful in achieving peace in many areas, so I will rejoice in that accomplishment for now.”

Conscious Coupling

I have a confession to make.  Well actually it’s more like an admission, I am really not a big fan of Gwenth Paltrow.  Yes she’s attractive and has an amazing body, but I never saw her for that A-list actress that comes to mind when I think of all the other actresses out there, such as Angelina…

The lies we tell ourselves…in the name of Love

There’s a PSA I see played out at night while I’m desperate to sleep but can’t called, #That’s not Love.  It features college students shouting out so-called phrases you may hear in an unhealthy relationships, “I don’t care if she’s your lab partner” or “Because I love you, I should smash your phone” or “You got lucky, because I…